(Also, if u happen to check out Artist Alley the next two days, you should come visit my table at 35 :3)
Update 05/11/13: It is double confirmed that this panel will start at Friday 2:30. Look forward to meet you all there!(Don't forget to come in VN character cosplay, I am doing one myself!)Update
04/05/13: To make this panel more awesome, I would like to announce for any participant who shows up to this panel in visual novel character cosplay, he or she will get a small prize from me :3
(but please don't show up in this cosplay...thank you very much)
What comes to your mind when hearing the term Visual Novel?
Urr...maybe not that.
Visual Novel is a rather unique game genre that in recent years started to be known by more and more people in US, thanks to the success of Katawa Shoujo. But back to where it is originated from, visual novel has always been an essential part of anime world. Just check out how many anime or manga are based on or about visual novels now a days.
However, what's so fun about this genre which involves only text reading and making decision that might kill you the next instant and...
(no one can say it better than one who can die 50 different ways in a game, just saying)
Some also believe it is nothing but Japanese porno, thanks to its other name Eroge and...
(Judgmental word aside, the year is actually wrong)
Clearly, misunderstanding and misconception about this genre exist, and obviously there is more to explain its popularity, which I would like to clarify and discuss with you. Hopefully through this panel, we would be able to figure out why there is such a passion and love.
Of course, the fun doesn't just come from the consumer side, producers surely have their own fun too.
As the member for the visual novel game group Amber Clover, I would also like to share my personal experience of making them. You hope to create your own Katawa Shoujo? Well, you might be surprised to know it isn't THAT difficult. (surely not as hard as making your own Diablo 3 or Call of Duty) With proper mindset and preparation, you might even be able to create your own big hit and create your own game company like Type Moon.
(well, maybe I sound too optimistic here)
So here you are, a panel about VN.(Surprisingly, I found this type of panels rather rare even in other cons, but I still tried my best to learn from a similar one made by Fakku) And as you might be able to tell, FUN and Interaction would be the essence for this panel. I would love to share my own opinion and experience, but this panel is FOR YOU, whether you are a pro or newbie about VN. I would love to discuss with you any aspect of visual novels and any question or opinion you might have regarding it. Look forward to meet you all during ACen...O~NII~CHAN~~~~
This post has been edited by SargentJY: 18 May 2013 - 02:26 AM